Definition of disciple
1 : one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another: such asa Christianity : one of the twelve in the inner circle of Christ's followers according to the Gospel accountsb : a convinced adherent of a school or individual a disciple of Freud
2 capitalized, Christianity : a member of the Disciples of Christ founded in the U.S. in 1809 that holds the Bible alone to be the rule of faith and practice, usually baptizes by immersion, and has a congregational (see congregational 3) polity
discipleshipplay \-ˌship\ noun
Examples of disciple in a Sentence
a disciple of Sigmund Freud
a circle of dedicated disciples who conscientiously wrote down everything the prophet said
Recent Examples of disciple from the Web
His culinary disciples have carried the flag with smart Middle Eastern restaurants like Honey & Co., Jago and Berber & Q. Bala Baya, a restaurant, bakery and bar, open since January in the buzzing Bankside neighborhood, is the latest and hippest.
In Luke Chapter 22, Jesus hears his disciples arguing about which of them is the greatest.
Gay people who accept celibacy out of obedience to our churches face challenges common to all Christian disciples.
Yachty is a disciple of Lil B, the irreverent and cultish Bay Area rapper whose ethos of self-love and hyperpositivity continues to influence each new micro-generation of rap.
Season Three of The Leftovers premiered on Easter Sunday and will have its finale on Pentecost, the Christian holiday that celebrates when the Holy Spirit descended onto his disciples and followers.
Newton is telling the story as an old man to a young disciple.
If Homer lacks their accomplishments, what's wrong with being a disciple of their method?
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Origin and Etymology of disciple
Middle English, from Old English discipul & Anglo-French disciple, from Late Latin and Latin; Late Latin discipulus follower of Jesus Christ in his lifetime, from Latin, pupil
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of disciple
DISCIPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disciple for English Language Learners
: someone who accepts and helps to spread the teachings of a famous person
: one of a group of 12 men who were sent out to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ
DISCIPLE Defined for Kids
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